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Online Thomas Hypher

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #420 on: Apr 01, 2024, 05:05 PM »
Thankyou Thomas for the info, wish the news stations would reach out to someone like yourself before going on the air with their crackpot theories! Particularly liked the 'why didn't they drop the Anchors?', folks have been watching too many movies.

The Mighty Mo's handbrake turn in Battleship (2012) is repeating in my mind now  ;D
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #421 on: Apr 02, 2024, 12:29 PM »
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The Mighty Mo's handbrake turn in Battleship (2012) is repeating in my mind now

Yes exactly, fun movie by the way, also like the sudden stop in Pirates of the Caribbean ;D.

On a side not regarding 'Battleship' where the museum ship gets re-activated, the USS New Jersey was just towed to drydock for maintenance and was able to fire her guns on the way.

Online Thomas Hypher

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #422 on: Apr 02, 2024, 01:47 PM »
Excellent she was able to fire some of her guns! Presumably one of the pair of 5 inch secondary mounts? I've seen bits of her move to and sitting in drydock but missed that bit.
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #423 on: Apr 07, 2024, 09:17 AM »
Here is a commentary from Chief Makoi on the Dali. This man is extremely intelligent and well read. If you pass any of this on, please give him credit.
Also his site is well worth reading. He was recently asked to give a dissertation to a large packed house in London.


Online Chris Thompson

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #424 on: May 14, 2024, 12:35 PM »
Some progress going on in Baltimore.
A large section of the bridge that was resting on the container ship was demolished with explosives yesterday.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #425 on: May 14, 2024, 04:20 PM »
Thanks Chris for posting the photo that shows the fire from the explosives - brilliant picture. 
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #426 on: May 14, 2024, 07:30 PM »
The video is pretty spectacular too :D

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